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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is non-traditional medicine.


Six Superlative Sources

· Astin, JA. (1998). Why patients use alternative medicine. Journal of the American Medical Association, 27(19), 1548-1553.

· Eisenberg, DM, Davis, RB, Ettner, SL, Appel, S, Eilkey, S, Van Rompay, M. and Kessler, RC (1998). Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997. Journal of the American Medical Association, 280,1569-1575.

· Eisenberg, DM, Kessler, RC, Foster, C, Norlock, DR and Delbanco, TL. (1993). Unconventional medicine in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine, 328,246-252.

· Office of Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse. (1998). Complementary and alternative medicine at the NIH.

· Paramore, L.C. (1997). Use of alternative therapies: Estimates from the 1994 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national access to care survey. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 13(2),83-89.

· Vincent, C and Furnham, A. (1996). Why do patients turn to complementary medicine? An empirical study. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 35,37-48.

Other Excellent Sources

· King, MO, Pettigrew, AC and Reed, FC. (1999). Complementary, alternative, integratiave: Have nurses kept pace with their clients? MEDSURG Nursing, 8(4),249-256.

· Ernst, E, Resch, KL and White, AR. (1995). Complementary medicine and what physicians think of it: A meta-analysis. Archives of Internal Medicine, 155,2405-2408.

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